Definition of interpretation
interpretationalplay \in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -pə-\ adjective
interpretativeplay \in-ˈtər-prə-ˌtā-tiv also -prə-tə-tiv\ adjective
interpretiveplay \in-ˈtər-prə-tiv, -pə-\ adjective
Examples of interpretation in a sentence
a literal interpretation of the law
The truth will only be found by careful interpretation of the evidence.
His remarks need further interpretation.
an actor's interpretation of the role of Hamlet
First Known Use of interpretation
INTERPRETATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interpretation for English Language Learners
: the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood
: a particular way of performing something
INTERPRETATION Defined for Kids
Definition of interpretation for Students
1 : the way something is explained or understood What's your interpretation of the results?
2 : a particular way of performing something (as a dramatic role)
Medical Definition of interpretation
: the act or result of giving an explanation of something interpretation of the symptoms of disease; especially : an explanation in understandable terms to a patient in psychotherapy of the deeper meaning according to psychological theory of the material related and the behavior exhibited by the patient during treatment
interpret\in-ˈtər-prət, -pət\play transitive verb
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